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    Today, 10:20 PM
    https://www.quora.com/When-will-Trump-work-on-lowering-the-U-S-Public-national-debt/answer/Aaron-Brown-165 When will Trump work on lowering the U.S. Public (national) debt? Most politicians lie about what they will do, but usually adhere to at least minimal standards of truth about historical facts. Trump’s claims about the past are far less reliable than the norm, which causes some people to mistakenly assume he lies about his future actions. By the standards of politics, Trump is an honest man about his intentions. Trump’s statements and history make clear that he takes a financial professional’s view of debt. Debt is not a moral obligation of the borrower, it’s a contract between a borrower and a lender, both of whom assume risk. It’s no different from a stock or any other financial security. If the borrower becomes unwilling or unable to make promised payments, there’s a renegotiation. Most politicians talk as if US debt is a sacrosanct collective obligation, and act as if the debt never needs to be repaid. Neither view is true. There is no plausible scenario in which the US repays its debt. Congress cannot even agree to raise taxes to pay for current spending, much less to raise them so much higher debt can be repaid, not to mention meet the unfunded and contingent liabilities that are much larger than the official debt.
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-08/scaramucci-talks-qanon-stone-rails-against-uranium-one-russian-collusion-maga
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    Yesterday, 02:00 AM
    1. Rand 2. Massie 3. Amash 4. Lee Is there anyone else?
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    12-07-2018, 04:02 PM
    http://www.targetliberty.com/2018/12/is-yellow-vest-protest-really.html?m=1 Friday, December 7, 2018 Are the Yellow Vest Protests Really a Libertarian Revolution? Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute emails: Greetings Bob! Just wanted to write you on your most recent piece on the "yellow vest" protests in France. It looks like you and I are the only two skeptical people in the world when it comes to this! From From David Duke to the labor left, it's all universal praise for this "people power" revolution in the streets of France. But as you pointed out:
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    12-06-2018, 06:20 PM
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/06/tucker-carlson-says-trump-has-failed-to-keep-his-promises/
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    12-06-2018, 01:46 PM
    The new MacBook Pros are ~20% slower than the previous generation when running Monte Carlo simulations and certain other parallel computations, even with increased RAM. This slowdown is a designed feature of their system. Apple computers are worthless unless you use them purely for browsing.
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    12-06-2018, 12:38 AM
    Sometimes I wonder if his stance on the *current* tariffs situation is the libertarian principle which has the biggest hole in it. I am not a historian on tariffs, so my insight is limited. But if I contrast today with when the North forced all those tariffs on the South leading up to the Civil War, it seems like two radically different situations. The Lincoln tariffs (or whatever they should be called) were a pure play to raise money for the empire, correct? Disgusting, but it had nothing to do with the welfare of the citizens or protecting them from negative effects of other countries. The tariffs were not enacted to fight evil abroad, but to grow evil at home. The Trump tariffs are not about the empire, they are about giving American citizens a level playing field. How are we ever supposed to get to free trade when we allow other countries to destroy us? Trump wants zero tariffs, he already offered it to the EU and they balked. Are we supposed to sit back and just pray that China et al will eventually show us mercy and kindness, after all these years/decades? Ron talks about the debt and the financial system and how we have to steer it to fail gracefully (i.e. transition away from it while accepting some short-term pain) in order to avoid a long-term catastrophe. Why can't the same be said about today's tariffs? Why can't we deal with some short-term difficulties to correct a diseased trade relationship?
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    12-05-2018, 11:39 PM
    Couple questions... 1. What branch guarantees this? Executive? 2. What does this guarantee entail? That the BoR is not to be infringed upon? Anything else? 3. The Constitution allows for secession. Does it allow for throwing states out?
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    12-05-2018, 11:36 PM
    It's hard to call it an improvement if you can't smoke it. Though I get that it still is an improvement, nonetheless. I would love to move to beautiful Utah, the best sound money state in the Union (gold/silver are legal tender there). But it is still an anti-marijuana locale and that is a heavy negative.
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    12-05-2018, 06:53 PM
    I bolded that statement because not because on its face, it's moronic (and deadly). But because this attitude is deadly. Anything and everything that is "good" now needs laws. Not just laws to prevent bad things. Laws to enforce "good" things.
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    12-05-2018, 06:45 PM
    Don't forget "bring home the bacon" (bring home the bagels) and "put all your eggs in one basket" (put all your berries in a bowl). PETA wants to criminalize these terms.
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    12-05-2018, 03:44 PM
    https://patch.com/california/pacificpalisades/la-should-mandate-vegan-food-major-venues-councilman-says Councilman Paul Koretz wants to require vegan offerings at theaters, large entertainment venues, the zoo and airport restaurants. By California News Wire Services, News Partner | Dec 5, 2018 3:05 pm ET LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles should require all movie theaters, large-scale entertainment venues, airport restaurants, zoo concession stands and some other locations in the city to provide at least one vegan protein option, a city councilman said Wednesday. Councilman Paul Koretz introduced a motion referencing a number of studies that point to the negative impacts the meat and dairy industry has on the environment, including a University of Oxford study that found if more people in the United States adopted plant-based eating it could cut greenhouse- gas emissions from food sources by 70 percent. "I want to make it easier for us to do better around the city, as well as provide more options for people who are already following a plant-based diet," Koretz said during a news conference at City Hall. Koretz said the motion will need to be examined by the City Attorney's Office, but he believes the move would be legal.
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    12-04-2018, 01:26 AM
    Neocons are leftists. They have co-opted the right.
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    12-03-2018, 09:15 PM
    "Emergency tax cuts" Three of the greatest words ever.
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    12-03-2018, 03:47 PM
    Jack Posobiec works for OAN. Surprised people are not already familiar with it.
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    12-03-2018, 03:34 PM
    Half of me is glad with the fact that if we're forced to have a token socialist in government, at least we lucked out with a brainless moron. The other half of me is terrified.
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    12-03-2018, 03:04 PM
    Suckered by candidate Trump? I didn't vote for him. And that is why I think he still has a chance at a reelect. People like swordsmyth and myself may not sit out this time.
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    12-03-2018, 04:44 AM
    Perhaps, but it's important to remember that fairly recently, Ron Paul was on the ballot. And as Trump showed, accidents do happen. The worst thing about Ron is that the people weren't ready for him. He was light years ahead of everyone. Trump was the rejection of decades of elitist a**holes. People were desperate. They are more desperate now.
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    12-03-2018, 03:02 AM
    So if Ron Paul was a billionaire ladies man with a penchant for twitter, he would have been a puppet too? FDR supposedly said "In politics, nothing happens by accident." He was wrong (although it is a very good heuristic). Trump had the bank account and flamboyance to win. And if the globalists truly did sign off on his presidency, Russia would never have happened.
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    12-03-2018, 02:44 AM
    That record looks disgusting, and I look pretty stupid. She voted to support the rebels, but also visited and defended Assad? Were her complaints about Obama funding wahabiism fake news? What benefit could she have gotten from that if she wasn't sincere?
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    12-03-2018, 02:41 AM
    I think a HUGE mistake was getting rid of Bannon. Bannon sinned and drew a line in the sand against Jared/Ivanka. Trump erred by taking it personal. Nobody would have done more to enact Trump's agenda, and nobody would have had his back as Bannon did/does. The ironic thing is Bannon's popularity has gone way up lately, thanks to some televised debates and conferences. There are plenty of people now who think he is a decent person instead of a racist.
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    12-03-2018, 02:36 AM
    I'm a bad writer, yes there is a lot more good actually and you are absolutely right. But in the grand scheme of things, not much has changed.
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    12-03-2018, 02:31 AM
    I don't know dannno. My sibling was destroyed by heroin. Alive and well now, thank god, but the carnage it caused on my family was devastating and we are not the same family anymore and probably never will be. I hate this drug like I hate the devil. But at the end of the day our government coerced another government to kill exporters of fentanyl. Not exactly "ending the war on drugs" as we all would like to see. I agree with your hypothetical that if everything were legalized people could buy commercial heroin/opium/whatever and not blindly kill themselves. These are very tough decisions. Scott Adams is wonderful, btw. He was on Tom Woods's podcast last week too.
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    12-03-2018, 02:19 AM
    Look, I am grateful. He saved us from Hillary and Jeb. He risked everything he's earned in life. He's self-owned, fiercely independent. He takes orders from no one. He is one of the great "fighters" any of us have seen, possibly ever. He pulled off the kobayashi maru in 2016. He didn't enter the arena until 2015, but he meticulously planned his ascent for over three decades. He is better than a genius - he is a real world genius. Not some Harvard IYI who never learned anything outside of a classroom. But a statist with strong libertarian instincts that they will never follow up on is still a statist. On foreign policy I give him an A+ for NoKo, B+ for Russia, and an incomplete for China. Every other country is either an F or irrelevant. With the globalist orgs, he talks tough but still cozys up to these bureaucrats. Until he pulls us out of NATO/UN/WTO/etc., it is all theater. Pulling out with him never appears to be about leaving; it is just an opportunity for him to strike a better deal. Trump is about deals, not principles. His cabinet is atrocious. I have no explanation whatsoever for why is he is surrounded by the most neoconnish of neocons. Trump is not stupid. I'm sure he knows these people will lie to him about everything and anything to destroy his agenda. Perhaps he thought he can win them over with his intellect. Well it's been two years, and they're still out to ruin him. His only cabinet member who was good was Scott Pruitt (great, actually).
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    12-03-2018, 01:21 AM
    I'm trying to wrap my head around the implications of Gabbard running and winning. A progressive president would destroy this country. This wouldn't be the biggest nightmare of our lives if Ron is right and people will turn to libertarians to pick up the pieces and restore glory via freedom. But I am not as hopeful as Dr. Paul. The thing is, Tulsi is not your normal progressive. While she believes in the government to guarantee everything for us and take care of all our needs, her career to date has shown us that she is the most anti-war politician on the left (perhaps the only one). She called out Obama years ago for funding/creating Al-Qaeda and ISIS. She defends Assad against the deep state regime-changers. Both of these actions have caused her party to denounce her as a right wing extremist and fake progressive. I would take her over anyone on the left. Anti-war is anti-war. But it is merely a label until you are sworn in. Our history is overcrowded with anti-war candidates who become pro-war almost immediately after they become president. This post is about two questions.
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    11-28-2018, 01:34 AM
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/11/thomas-dilorenzo/how-europeans-viewed-the-war/ For me, the most shocking thing I discovered in my pursuit and understanding of liberty is how horrificly awful Lincoln was, how permanently devastating the civil war was, and how psychotically duplicitous the MSM is in their cover up of maybe the worst American in history. Anyone who defends Lincoln or the civil war may as well defend Stalin and Hitler.
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    11-25-2018, 06:00 PM
    A software legend labeling himself libertarian is pro-taxation, pro-M4A. Disappointing.
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    11-25-2018, 05:49 PM
    https://www.coindesk.com/free-software-messiah-richard-stallman-we-can-do-better-than-bitcoin Yet, Taler does not attempt to bypass centralized authority. Payments are processed by openly centralized “exchanges” rather than peer-to-peer networks of miners because, Grothoff said, such a system “would again enable dangerous, money laundering kind of practice.” Indeed, in a break with the anti-government ethos that has tended to characterize bitcoin and some of its peers, Taler’s design explicitly tries to block opportunities for tax evasion. Speaking to this, Stallman told CoinDesk, “We need a state to do many vital jobs, including fund research, fund education, provide people with medical care – provide everyone with medical care – build roads, maintain order, provide justice, including to those who are not rich and powerful, and so the state’s got to bring in a lot of money.”
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    11-24-2018, 04:05 PM
    The most hideous thing about Cortez's tweet is not about the dangers of "climate change." It's about the justification of a "green new deal."
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    11-24-2018, 03:57 PM
    Has there ever been one? If not, how big do you think we could get it? 50+ members? 100+? Which locations would be optimal to entice people to come? What activities would you like to see? How difficult would it be to get Ron to attend? At the very least, the great Daniel McAdams!!!
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